Dr. McGowan's office is located at 1579 The Greens Way, Suite 18, Jacksonville Beach, FL

Dr. Mercedes McGowan is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 30 years experience in treating children, adults and families. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Emory University and her Masters degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University. She received a second Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from University of Michigan. Dr. McGowan received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan.

Dr. McGowan's specialties include facilitating collaborative divorce, as well as dealing with time-sharing/divorce issues, women's issues, child abuse, trauma recovery and Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome. Dr. McGowan also specializes in early childhood issues, including the evaluation of children. Additionally, Dr. McGowan has extensive experience in treating trichotillomania.

She was a member of the Board of Directors for the United Cerebral Palsey of Central Florida and a member of the Advisory Board for the J.D. Holloway Early Intervention Clinic. Dr. McGowan was also appointed by Governor Lawton Chiles to the Health and Human Services Board of District 7 Florida. She has served as a consultant to the Child Protection Teams of Orange and Seminole Counties. Dr. McGowan served on the Board of Directors of the Florida Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts as both secretary and vice-president. She is currently serving on the Development Council of Beaches Baptist Hospital, the Board of Directors of the Child Guidance Center and the President of the Board of Directors for the First Coast Collaborative Divorce Group.

As a solution-focused therapist, Dr. McGowan's goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While therapy can't change difficult situations of the past, in therapy clients work together with Dr. McGowan to better understand and resolve challenges in their lives. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, Dr. McGowan will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, Dr. McGowan looks forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

Please call or email Dr. McGowan for an individual, couples or family therapy consultation today.

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